Finnegan 1st from 2014 draft to reach majors
NEW YORK (AP) As if reaching the major leagues wasn't enough, Brandon Finnegan struck out Derek Jeter in his very first inning.
The 21-year-old left-hander became the first player from the 2014 amateur draft to make his big league debut, pitching two perfect innings Saturday in the Kansas City Royals' 6-2 loss to the New York Yankees.
Selected in the first round from Texas Christian with the 17th pick overall, Finnegan signed for a bonus of $2,200,600.
He relieved with Kansas City trailing 6-1 and retired John Ryan Murphy on a flyout to center with his first pitch, a 92 mph fastball. Finnegan struck out Jacoby Ellsbury on a changeup and Jeter on a 94 mph fastball.
Finnegan was 2 years old when Jeter made his major league debut in 1995.